This year as well as introducing an event focusing on therapy against a background of political turmoil and climate change we want to offer members plenty of time to socialise and connect with each other. With that in mind the day will start with registration and 40 minutes for tea, coffee and refreshments, there will also be time to stay on after the afternoon workshop for wine, soft drinks and refreshments when we will also hold our AGM which you are very welcome to attend.
“Necessary Derangement: Living and Working in a Time When the Familiar is Dying”
Covid-19 has confronted us with how quickly we can enter uncharted territory and how vulnerable we are despite our technological advances. Climate science predicts that pandemics, extreme weather events and global challenges, will only increase in our lifetime. Many of us feel the pull to continue to practice ‘business as usual’, but it has become increasingly evident that our collective future is radically uncertain. For future generations to survive and even thrive, our sense of reality demands a radical revisioning, a “necessary derangement” of how we have understood our world and our living within it.
What is the role of psychotherapists in a time of death of the collective familiar, a time when we can’t rely on old habits to get us out of trouble? How might we draw upon our personal and professional skills to rise to the enormity that lies ahead and be of service to something larger than our Self?
Drawing on the existing resources and therapeutic skills we already have, the workshop will explore what a process of adaptation to an unknown future may ask of us. Steffi will guide participants to ways of attending to their own responses and visions of the future. Together we will examine how we also participate in the collective amnesia and anesthesia of our time.
About Steffi Bednarek
Steffi has a background in Gestalt psychotherapy, climate psychology and somatic trauma therapy and has authored a wide range of articles on climate change and psychology. She has been Head of Counselling and Mental Health in higher education, managed trauma intervention projects and has worked as an international consultant for several Government Ministries, the Council of Europe and the World Health Organization. She is a member and partner of the Climate Psychology Alliance and leads incubation spaces for mental health professionals on emergent ways of re-ensouling culture.
CaPPP members only event: This event is free but places must be booked in advance. Lunch and refreshments are included.
10.15 – 10.55 Registration and refreshments
11.00 – 13.00 Workshop with Steffi Bednarek
13.00 – 14.15 Lunch
14.15 – 16.00 Workshop with Steffi Bednarek
16.00 -16.15 Wine, soft drinks and refreshments
16.15 – 17.15 AGM with drinks and refreshments
Venue and covid safety information:
Engineer’s House has remained open throughout the pandemic as a covid safe training and meeting venue for the NHS, emergency services staff and vaccine volunteers. See covid safety measures: https://www.makevenues.co.uk/coronavirus-measures
Engineer’s House address: The Promenade, Clifton Down, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3NB
CPD certificates will be sent to participants who complete an evaluation form.